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The problem with First Past the Post

First Past the Post is broken. Dan Snow looks at why First Past the Post is broken, and then at a historical perspective of our constitution and why Coalitions are more likely under First Past the Post (as well as … Continue reading

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A rough guide to where the parties stand on AV

Ok, the graphic above is just a general illustration of broadly where the leaders, officials & representatives of the major & minor parties stand on the issue of whether to adopt AV or stick with the current system. I shall … Continue reading

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Independent AV Reform Debate at Warwick Uni tomorrow!

Tuesday 22nd February at 7:30pm Hosted & organised by Warwick University’s “Just Vote” movement- a debate about the Alternative Vote.  Featured Speakers- “Yes to AV” speakers John Strafford – Chairman of the Conservative Yes to AV campaign James Plaskitt – … Continue reading

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Another Conservative pro-AV perspective courtesy of Platform 10 website

The Platform 10 website, “a platform for a wide-range of Conservative supporters, activists & commentators” has featured this article by Rene Kinzett as part of it’s discussion about the Alternative Vote & the referendum about whether to upgrade our elections … Continue reading

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A bit of satire to kick off 2011

Just thought we’d draw your attention to a very amusing article by Irish political blogger Jason O’Mahony on basically how flimsy the defence for our current unfit First Past The Post voting system is. Here’s the start of his amusing … Continue reading

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Bit of Festive opinion-poll optimism, but with the usual party ‘jockeying’!

News in today from The Guardian,  who feature an opinion poll commissioned from ICM which again (& still contradicting recent YouGov findings) show the Yes to AV vote ahead of the No campaign. This poll, unlike others, uses the exact … Continue reading

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“Reasons to be Cheerful!” Part 2 – New Poll shows ‘Yes’ campaign in the lead

Ok, so really this news is more a reason to be cautiously optimistic than outright cheerful, but then Christmas is just around the corner & we needed an extra excuse to post the “Reform Robin” on here too! Anyway, political … Continue reading

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